Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday denounced new UN sanctions against Iran as "confused acts" and the “helplessness of world powers” in dealing with the Islamic Republic. These were Khamenei’s first reactions to the new sanctions.
"Their confused acts to adopt the resolution and the unrealistic exaggeration of sanctions followed by half-baked military threats are indications of the helplessness of the arrogant order in facing the great and respectable movement in the Islamic world," Khamenei said [Kayhan, 24 June].
“Sanctions are adopted as the emergence and the existence of the Islamic Republic establishment is the main cause of current problems for the domineering order. That is the reason for their animosity to the Islamic system,” Khamenei added.
The officials of the Islamic Republic use phrases “arrogant power” and “domineering order” to refer to US and the US-dominated Western world respectively.